Find Out What's Playing at GPAC

To learn more about all of the upcoming performances at Garner Performing Arts Center, visit GPAC's What's Playing page.

Firemen's Day in Downtown Garner Oct. 4

Garner's annual Firemen's Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 in downtown. The schedule of events is as follows:

11 a.m.-7 p.m.--BBQ plates, vendor stands, children's games
2 p.m.--parade starts
3 p.m.--live burn demonstration
3:30-7 p.m.--entertainment by the band 40 East
7 p.m.--raffle drawing

For more information, visit

Towne Players Production: 'The Ladies Man'

A doctor tells “one tiny, little, hardly noticeable lie” to cover an embarrassing indiscretion. That single fib leads to a cascade of increasingly convoluted misunderstandings and mistaken identities. Making matters worse are the man’s suspicious younger wife, his gorgon of a mother-in-law, an amorous female patient, her jealous husband, a lisping friend, a valet with an attitude and a maid with a secret! It’s tough being “The Ladies Man” in this hilariously zany farce! Shows at Garner Performing Arts Center Oct. 17-18, 23-25 at 8 p.m. with an Oct. 25 matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $15 ($12 students and seniors).

Trick-or-Eats Food Truck Rodeo Oct. 26

We'll block off a portion of Main Street in historic downtown Garner for our All-America City's first-ever food truck rodeo on Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. We're planning on having a dozen food trucks and a couple of local craft beer vendors. Visit for updates on vendors, parking and other information.

Trick-or-Treat the Trails on Halloween

Put on your costume and trick-or-treat your way around our one-mile loop trail at White Deer Park (2400 Aversboro Road) on Oct. 31 from 3-6 p.m. Garner-area community organizations and businesses will be passing out treats. An adult must accompany children at all times. Parking will be available at Lake Benson Park (921 Buffaloe Road, across the street from White Deer Park). Interested in sponsoring a treat table? Please contact Katie Lockhart at 919.661.6892 or